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Senior-Costing Analyst  


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LonAdd Consultancy Plc


Addis Ababa, AA, Ethiopia 



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Full time

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Job Description:

LonAdd HR Consultancy Plc (www.lonadd.com) is a Recruitment & Outsourcing Company based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We are currently looking for a suitable & knowledgeable candidate on behalf of an international client. As per the specific requirements stated below:                  

Number required:            1

Duration:                            Permanent

Duty Station:                    Addis Ababa with frequent travel to Modjo

Salary:                                Attractive

Purpose of the Job

The senior cost analyst position is responsible for the data collection and analysis required for the execution of the day-to-day cost control operations of the company.


  • Manage the daily operations of the Cost Control department.
  • Create, monitor and revise cost performance indices.
  • Conduct cost estimation for UB’s core operations as well as its support functions.
  • Support the annual planning and budgeting process.
  • Analyze cost overrun root causes and propose cost optimization initiatives.
  • Support the periodic and annual inventory count process.
  • Manage the cost structure of UB’s core operations and supporting departments.
  • Manage the process of monitoring emerging cost behavior and provide advice on cost containment.
  • Work closely with other finance units to achieve the objectives of the Finance department.
  • Work closely with operations, production and procurement teams to contribute to cost planning process.
  • Join various management meetings to support the decision-making process.
  • Provide advice to production, operations, and procurement departments on cost containment.
  • Support the negotiation of purchasing materials and services with vendors if needed
  • Analyze, verify and validated historical cost data as received from the accounting and reporting unit.
  • Fill in the established costing models with verified historical data to produce costing reports.
  • Take part in and report on cost audits
  • Produce cost variance reports
  • Identify and report on new cost behavior trends
  • Identify and report on non-value-added processes.


Job Requirements:

Key Skills/ Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance is a must.
  • Advanced degree in accounting, finance or costing is a plus.
  • Advanced knowledge of cost control
  • Previous experience in a similar position in a big corporation for at least 5 years
  • Understanding of the strategic and commercial environment of FMCG
  • General understanding of the supply chain and operating environment of the FMCG sector

Knowledge and Skills

  • Expertise in Accounting / Finance
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Exceptional negotiation skills
  • Attention to details


How To Apply:

 Interested applicants with the appropriate qualifications and experience should submit their most recent and detailed CV with a cover letter, via email to “vacancy1@lonadd.com”, with the subject “Job Application for “Senior-Costing Analyst”. Please ensure the position you have applied for is clearly stated on the subject box.

Application Deadline: September 20th, 2018.



Company Info

LonAdd Consultancy Plc
Addis Ababa, AA, Ethiopia

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